Fulton Benton Bowers

Fulton Benton Bowers of Woodstock died Friday, March 14, 2014 at his home.

A celebration of his life will be conducted Sunday, March 23, at 3PM at St. John’s United Church of Christ at Harrisville with Pastor Joe Fleming officiating.

Fulton, known by his family and friends as “Toad” was born August 8, 1923 in Toms Brook, son of the late Albert C. and Ida Pearl Bowers.

He was a WWII veteran who followed General Patton through Africa and Italy.

Back home his passion was wood and his handiwork is found in many Shenandoah County houses.  With the help of his family, he built the house where he raised his three children with wife, Betty Joe.  Cutting, splitting and burning wood gave him great satisfaction until his death.

He leaves behind three siblings: Alfred Bowers, Belva Guard and Terescea Bowers, all of Woodstock.  He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Scott Ackerman of Castle Valley, Utah.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Blue Ridge Hospice 333W. Cork St. #405, Winchester, VA 22601

St. John’s United Church of Christ is located at 1466 Harrisville Rd., Toms Brook, VA 22660

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3 Condolences to Fulton Benton Bowers

  1. Barbara Shiley Rinker says:

    Diane sorry to heard about your loss of your father, our prayers and thoughts are with you and your husband. God bless. With Love.

  2. J Nunnally says:

    I offer my deepest sympathy during this time of sorrow. The passing of a love one is painful. So I’d like to share scripture that may bring comfort.

    1Thes. 4:13-14 reads…Moreover, brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who are sleeping in death, so that you may not sorrow as the rest do who have no hope. For if we have faith that Jesus died and rose again, so too God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep in death through Jesus.

    Rev. 21:4 tells us this…And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.

    1Cor. 15:26 also tells us…And the last enemy, death, will be brought to nothing.

    Isa. 55:11 Jehovah promises…So my word that goes forth from my mouth will prove to be. It will not return to me without result. But it will certainly do that in which I have delighted and it will have certain success in that in which I have sent it.

    I sincerely want these scriptures to bring hope and help your family endure.

  3. Kathleen Ramsey says:

    I express my sympathy on the loss of your father, Diane, and also to the entire Bowers family. “Toad” and Betty Jo were so nice to me as a kid when you and Dale and I chummed around together. I always felt “at home” at your house because your parents made me feel that way. Fulton was a hard working and kind man, and I will remember him that way.